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Handling Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Early Childhood Settings

Rae Pica with Pat Beck, Kevin Alderson, Meg Meeker

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Increasingly, early childhood professionals are being confronted with inappropriate sexual behaviors by the children in their care. We're seeing young children mimicking sexual acts, touching each other's body parts, and displaying sexual curiosity far beyond their age. What is normal? What is not? What's developmentally appropriate? How should parents and early childhood professionals best handle these behaviors?

Follow: @megmeeker @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

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Nap Time: Needed Break or Waste of Time?

Rae Pica with Karen Stephens, Kathleen Hayes, Meg Meeker, Sarah Willen

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Is nap time in preschool and Pre-k wasted time? The push to get kids on the academic fast track has some schools doing away with nap time on the premise that those one to two hours can be better used. Our guests weigh in with the research and their experience on the value of nap time.

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Settling the Great Bilingual Education Debate

Rae Pica with Dr. Ellen Bialystok, Karen Nemeth, and Liz Willen

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Many parents, teachers and policy makers believe that the best way for dual language children to achieve English language literacy and academic success is to completely submerge the child in English -- leaving their home language behind. But citing research, our distinguished guests say that most of the conventional wisdom on dual language learners is simply wrong. Are you on the right side of this issue?

Follow: @KarenNemethEdM @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

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Identifying & Nurturing the Intelligence of Movement

Rae Pica with Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., Rae Ann Hirsh, Catherine Holecko

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It's called "bodily-kinesthetic intelligence," a technical term for one of the eigtht types of cognitive skills in Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. In theory, people who have bodily-kinesthetic intelligence should learn better by involving movement. This segment connects this theory to specific teaching strategies.

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Solving the Growing Physical Inactivity Crisis

Rae Pica with Lisa Guernsey, JoAnne Owens-Nauslar, Ed.D, and Russell Pate

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Many refer to the problem as the "child obesity" problem, but our distinguished guests see it primarily as a matter of reduced physical activity. They cite a number of contemporary causes and offer practical solutions.

Follow: @LisaGuernsey @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

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